Jon Denning starts 7th finishs 3rd at

South Boston Speedway.

Jon Denning finished 3rd at South Boston Speedway, Va.  Denning held off the two points contenders by using the outside lane to his advantage. " I've been up there before", Denning said. " As the track wears out, the high line seems to get faster and faster through the years.  It workes a little bit in the summer months when there's no grip.  It's purely a defensive line,

your 're never going to win a race up there.   It's just to

take the other person's line away. 


Jon Denning again takes a 3rd place finish

at Orange County Speedway, NC

Jon qualified on the outside pole for the 150 lap race at Orange County Speedway.   A invert was drawn and Jon started the race 5th.  Jon drove the Baileys #46 car hard and finished 3rd.   Look for Jon racing the Baileys #46 car next week at South Boston Speedway, VA.


Jon Denning finishes 3rd at Orange County Speedway, NC.


Denning will sport a different look for Late Model racing action at South Boston Speedway Saturday
July 24, 2008
Web posted by Tim Chandler   (edited version)

South Boston, VA. -- A couple of familiar faces with be driving rides with different looks Saturday night when the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division drivers hit the asphalt for racing action at South Boston Speedway.

After a one-week break from racing action, South Boston Speedway will turn the lights on again on Saturday, July 26 for the running of the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Southside Virginia Community College 150. The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

Jon Denning, who formerly drove a Late Model machine as part of Sellers Racing, will be behind the wheel of the Steve James-owned ride this weekend, which will still bear the number 46.

Denning, who is always a threat to score a victory at the four-tenths mile asphalt oval when he is behind the wheel, said last weekend that the opportunity to team with Steve James had been great.

“This is really good for me,” Denning said. “We are hoping for some big things the rest of the year. I think we could have a lot of success.”


March 25, 2008


After a long winter Jon has finalized plans with Steve James and Mac Bailey to run a tentative amount of races in the 2008 season.  Steve James will own and field the car with Baileys Cigarettes aboard for sponsorship.  Jon will race between Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, NC and Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, NC.  “I’m real excited about this year,” says Jon.  “I feel that with Steve James building and setting up the cars with support from Mac Bailey, that we are geared for success.”  Jon will not be running a full schedule, but check back for an official press release and a 2008 race agenda.

January 16, 2008

Jon named "State Champion for New Jersey"

"Honoring the best Late Model seasons for 2007."

Late Model Digest has named Jon Denning the State Champion for New Jersey.  In 2007 Jon won 4 races including the Championship 300 race on November 3, 2007 at Orange County Speedway.


November 3, 2007

" Jon Wins the Orange County 300"

(Rick Smith / eventpictures.com)
FOURTH FLAG — New Jersey driver Jon Denning enjoys his fourth trip to victory lane in the Late Model races at Orange County Speedway this season.

Denning takes 300-lap Late Model
championship race, earns his fourth victory at OCS this season- 11/7/07

By Tim Chandler, C-T Associate Editor

ROUGEMONT — Jon Denning was best prior to the OCS Championship 300 Saturday afternoon at Orange County Speedway and he was best when the checkered flag fell.

The Springfield, N.J. driver set the fast qualifying time among the 28-car Late Model Stock Car field and he proved to be the class of the competitors at the close of the 300-lap race. Denning pocketed $8,000 for his efforts.

The race was the featured attraction of the season finale at the three-eighths mile asphalt oval in Rougemont.

Denning clicked off a qualifying lap of 14.257 seconds to secure the pole position for the race and the $500 award that went along with it. His victory netted him an additional $7,500.

“Hey, $8,000 sounds pretty good,” Denning said after the race. “We knew we had a good car. We got roughed up a little out there some today and some people probably think I roughed them up some, too. But, hey, that’s racing. Nothing can take this win away from us.”

Terry Dease of Oxford, the track’s Late Model Stock Car Division title winner this season, wound up second in the race and was followed by defending OCS 300 champion Carl Long of Roxboro.

Alex Yontz of Walnut Cove rallied from one lap down early in the race to finish fourth at the checkered flag, while Ronald Hill of Rougemont, the 2006 OCS Late Model points champion, rounded out the top five finishers.

Stacy Puryear of South Boston, Va. placed sixth in the final rundown, while Matt Lofton of Timberlake was seventh and Gary Causey of Snow Camp placed eighth.

Bruce Anderson of South Boston, Va. secured the ninth position at the finish and Brianne Cronrath of Fleetwood, Pa. rounded out the top 10.

Brian Cole of Roxboro, the 2007 Limited Sportsman Division winner at OCS, qualified sixth for the race and wound up finishing in the 11th position.

Denning led the first 37 laps of the race, but did not put his car out front again until lap 275 when he sped back into the lead for good.

Before locking up the victory, however, Denning had to fend off stiff challenges from Dease and Justin Johnson of Roxboro, who was forced to the pits in the closing 10 laps with engine woes.

Johnson led the majority of the laps Saturday and claimed the $100 halfway leader award before being sidelined.

“I really hate that Justin had bad luck out there,” Denning said. “He had a pretty strong car all day.”

Johnson needed just 38 laps at the outset of the race to rally from the 10th starting position to first place. He then set the pace until the midpoint of the event. He also held the lead for the majority of the closing segment of the race.

In addition to battling Johnson, Denning said he knew he would have his hands full with Dease over the closing laps.

“Terry has been tough out here all year long,” Denning said. “He never finished out of the top five all season. I knew he would run me clean, but I knew he wanted to get a win, too.”

Dease, who started the race in the eighth slot, moved to sixth by the midpoint of the race and then made his charge to the front in the closing 100 laps.

“The old man was coming,” the veteran driver said. “We had a good year. I would have liked to have finished [in first], but I can’t complain with this car today. Second ain’t too bad.”

The top six drivers at the midpoint of the race redrew for starting spots, putting Lofton on the pole for the outset of the final 150 laps.

Johnson started second in the final segment, while Dease drew the fifth spot and Denning began in sixth.

Johnson got past Lofton in the early stages of the final 150 laps and held the position until relinquishing it to Denning on lap 275.

Long appeared ready to begin the final 150 laps from the fourth position, however, a ruling by officials from an earlier incident where his car stalled momentarily put him at the rear of the lead-lap pack for the final 150 laps.

Long worked his way through the field to finish third, but said his tires were shot by that point.










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